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Al Ghamgosar, DPM

Board Certified, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Diplomat, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.

Alumni: AO – North America

Residency: Podiatric Surgery – Foot & Ankle Surgery
St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, California
Chief Third Year Resident July 2001 – June 2002
Second Year Resident July 2000 – June 2001

Internship: General Surgery – Podiatric Surgery
San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco
St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, California
First-year Intern July 1999 – June 2000

Medical School: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, California
Recipient of Presidential Scholarship

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biology
The university of La Verne, La Verne, California
Summa Cum Laude & Departmental Honors
January 1992 – August 1995

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Welcome to Peninsula Foot & Ankle Center in San Mateo, CA

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you from Peninsula Foot & Ankle Center in San Mateo, CA. At our practice, you will find a positive and friendly staff ready to serve you in all of your podiatric needs. Giving our patients the very best in foot care is our goal, which we aim to achieve through a gentle and caring atmosphere, a highly trained staff, and innovative techniques. Whether you have been suffering from foot or ankle issues for a long time or if you have a new injury that is causing you pain, we can ensure your comfort and satisfaction.

Here at Peninsula Foot & Ankle Center, we are committed to giving you and your family both quality and complete care. We will help to identify your foot and ankle needs and then work together with you on an individual basis to develop a treatment plan to achieve these common goals. You can trust our years of experience and specialized services with your foot health.

We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well-being; therefore, we encourage you to stop by our office in San Mateo, meet us, and see the office so that you feel better informed about both our practice and our treatments. In addition, feel free to browse our website to get to know us and learn more about our staff and comprehensive services. You’ll find a great deal of worthwhile information on the rest of our website in regards to foot health, treatments, problems and diagnoses. Please take a time to review this information to help you better understand any foot or ankle health concerns you may face.

We strive to provide all of our patients with exceptional care in a relaxed environment to keep you moving on healthy feet! Please call or email us if you have any questions. We are here to help!

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Diabetic Foot Care

People with diabetes are much more likely to suffer nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections—all problems that directly affect the feet. The lack of feeling and poor blood flow caused by poor diabetes management can allow a small blister or wound to progress into a serious infection that could lead to amputation. Nerve damage—also called

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Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail—also referred to as onychocryptosis—is a common problem that occurs when the edges or corners of the nail grow into the skin next to the nail. When this happens, the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, which causes inflammation. This inflammation initially presents itself as a minor discomfort, but it could

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Stress Fracture

What is a Stress Fracture? Stress fractures are tiny cracks that appear in your bones. These injuries are common in the bones in the lower body because these bones are responsible for distributing and bearing your bodyweight. Feet are particularly vulnerable to stress fractures because they are responsible for absorbing your bodyweight during normal activities—such

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Ankle Pain

The ankle joint is made up of three crucial bones, multiple tendons, nerves, tendons, and ligaments. Some ankle complaints could be chronic from for example an old injury or arthritis and some are acuter such as a recent fracture, tendon tear, nerve entrapment and etc. MRI, X-rays and sometimes CAT scans are used to assess

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Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them. Many people may unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment. What Is a Bunion?  A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus) is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. But a bunion

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People with normal, fully- developed foot arches have a notable upward curve in the middle of the foot. When arches develop fully, the tendons and ligaments in the foot and lower leg help provide support and stabilize it. Flatfeet—also called fallen arche—occurs as the result of an undeveloped or collapsed arch. Most cases of flatfeet

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Hammer Toe Treatment

What is Hammer Toe? Hammer toe is a deformity in the foot that causes toes to bend or curl in a downward fashion rather than point forward. This deformity is typically the result of a muscle imbalance between the tendons on top and the tendons on the bottom of the toe. Hammer toes can be

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Heel Spurs

What is a Heel Spur? A heel spur is calcium deposit located underneath the heel that causes small pieces of bone to protrude. Pain associated with heel spurs is often confused with another condition called plantar fasciitis—which refers to inflammation in plantar fascia ligament. A heel spur, on the other hand, is a piece of

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